Books n Bros: African-American boy starts book club for kids like him

Sidney Keys III has always loved to read. But at his school library, the 11-year-old noticed a void of books about kids like himself.

Borough presidents call for Mayor de Blasio to fully fund universal free healthy lunch

It was announced this week that all five borough presidents have partnered on a letter to Mayor Bill de Blasio calling for the full funding of universal free healthy school lunch for every New York City district school student for ...

Paul Robeson Freedom School to host Dr. Jahi Issa’s Marcus Garvey lecture

Thursday, April 20, 2017, Dr. Jahi Issa will be giving a lecture on the life of Marcus Garvey, sponsored by the Paul Robeson Freedom School.

Morehouse School of Medicine celebrates contributions of Hank Aaron and raises $800,000 to advance health equity

Morehouse School of Medicine celebrates the generous contributions of Henry “Hank” Aaron—as the Louis C. Vanguard recipient—to the Atlanta health community and allows donors to experience how the school is leading the creation and advancement of health equity during the ...

Add Linda Hopkins’ voice to the angelic choir

In one way, Linda Hopkins cannot be considered among our treasured distant ancestors because she died Monday, April 10.

Students turn out for HBCU fair and summer employment kickoff in East Orange

Hundreds of students came out earlier this month for the annual Summer Work Experience Program Kickoff and HBCU fair to connect local students with Black colleges from across the country.

In emotional service Jesuits and Georgetown repent for slavery

There is wide gulf, Frederick Douglass wrote in 1845, between Christianity proper and the "slaveholding religion of this land." One is "good, pure and holy," the other corrupt and wicked, the "climax of all misnomers, the boldest of all frauds."

There's a new world's oldest woman

How to be the oldest person in the world? Don't drink rum, according to 117-year-old Jamaican Violet-Mosse Brown, recently dubbed the world's oldest human.

‘IN MY WORDS’ with New Settlement’s program for girls and young women

The area surrounding New Settlement is one of the most at-risk in New York City in terms of poverty, literacy and education.

500 Men Making a Difference to host In the Black Small Business Expo

The organization 500 Men Making a Difference is a nonprofit coalition that recruits men to mentor young African-American men in the age range of 12 to 22 years throughout the five boroughs.

Making every child matter

As a former school board president and as a parent of a high school and middle school student, I know the importance of investing in our children’s education.

Black nationalist pioneer, Carlos Cooks

African and African-American history can hit you in some of the most unpredictable places, if you pay attention.

Center for Community and Ethnic Media to offer new class

Starting April 25, the Center for Community and Ethnic Media will be offering a new class, the Health Reporting Fellowship.

Cuomo college tuition plan praised and criticized

New York declared a small victory for middle-class families, becoming the first state to make tuition free for students at public two and four-year institutions, as part of the new state budget’s Excelsior Scholarship program.

What you need to know about New York's tuition-free scholarship

Tuition-free college just became a reality in New York.